Browse Abstracts (265 total)

| by Gianni, Enzo

Zorina is considered too young to dance with the other elephants at the circus. The clowns, realizing how much Zorina wants to dance, teaches her. Modoc, the star elephant, becomes sick from eating too many peanuts. Zorina surprises everyone and dances so well that she becomes a star.

| by Udry, Janice May

A group of children, who call themselves the moon jumpers, love to play outside at night under the moon. They dance, play tag, make a camp and pretend they are on an island. When their mother calls them in to go to sleep, they dream of tomorrow's sun.

| by London, Jonathan

A group of children enjoy a beautiful summer day by swimming, playing in the hot sun, picnicking, and skipping rocks. Their day ends as they look up at the stars and dream of what tomorrow will bring.

| by Pearson, Tracey Campbell

Every winter Joe from the neighborhood Snack Bar disappears without a trace. All of the towns people have creative ideas on where he is. But in the end he turns out to be someone the children love...even more than the hotdogs and ice cream he gives them in the summertime!

| by Clayton, Elaine

Ella and her class are going to the museum. She is very excited about being there. All of the art work seems to be calling to her. They ask her to fly with the angels, spin with the ballerinas, or dance with the statues. Her teacher wants Ella to enjoy the art, but doesn't understand that it is exactly what Ella is doing!

| by Quin, Janet

Peter Penny goes around the world dancing. As he travels, everyone wants him to stay, but he must move on. He returns home after his great voyage to marry a beautiful girl.

| by Lowry, Linda

People of all different cultures, shapes, and sizes come together to exercise and dance the mamba, tap, jig, polka, twist, jitterbug, jive, boogie, hula, rumba, and waltz.

| by Newcome, Zita

Join Maddy, Alphonse, Georgia, and other toddlers as they have fun exercising and discovering new moves while doing toddlerobics.

| by Noll, Sally

Animals act out action words such as jiggle, wiggle, and prance in a rhyming pattern. For example, the animals jump, run, race and climb, slide, fall.

| by Yezerski, Thomas

Keara and Stefan are from Ireland and Poland, respectively, and each tell the stories of their families. They meet in the United States in Pinecone Patch, PA. They overcome deep stereotypes and prejudices to be married and bring two families together.

| by Shelby, Anne

Follow the path of a child's dream world as she describes many wonderful places to live from the mountains to a bakery to the moon.

| by Hubbard, Woodleigh

Animals and actions illustrate each number one through twelve. For example, 3 is for jumping, 7 is for fishing, and 12 is for balancing.

| by Serfozo, Mary

A girl listens to the sounds of the rain. She hears it hit on the pond, her umbrella, and the roof while she travels around her community.

| by Goldin, Barbara Diamond

It is almost time for Hanukkah. Malka's family invites a peddler for dinner. They are surprised when they wake up in the morning and find that the peddler has left behind wonderful gifts.

| by Skofield, James

A little boy is awakened by the sounds of the night. He goes outside with his parents and enjoys the night by dancing with nature until he gets tired and goes back to bed.

| by Goldin, Barbara Diamond

Hershel is a blind boy who loves to play outside and catch frogs in the river. His mother is always angry when he comes home covered with mud. One day Hershel has a dream that he can see. After that, he is able to help his mom make three-cornered fat cakes and cookies to sell at the market so they can earn money.

| by Moss, Thylias

This young girl is asked, What do you want to be? She spends all day going around her town imagining all the things she wants to be. Finally, she figures it out. She wants to do everything.

| by Koda-Callan, Elizabeth

A young girl is always out of step, but wishes to become a prima ballerina. Her mother gives her a silver slipper charm which raises her confidence to meet her dreams.

| by Chevance, Audrey

Isabelle Warren can't concentrate on ballet class because she keeps thinking about the tutu she is about to try on. At the costume shop, she tries on the tutu with the help of Holly, the director of the costume shop. Isabelle feels special in her tutu, and it shows as she performs with her class in front of an enthusiastic audience.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

A young boy hears country fiddling and dancing in the barn one night. He hides in the corner of the barn and sees the scarecrow fiddling and the animals having a hoedown. They all invite the child to join in the fun. He returns to his bed before morning.
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